R.A.Harris Collection (1960s, B.Stockdale)
Mr. Bernard Stockdale (Inf.)
*Mummering [Cuckney, Notts., c.1907]
Col. late 1960s
*Text of a Mummering play from Cuckney, Notts., performed about 1907.
The characters are: Triangle Player,
Black Prince/Black Prince of Paradise, Bold Slasher, Old Lady, Doctor,
and Harmonica Player. Both the introductory lines of the Black Prince
and the lines of the lament hint at there once having been a character
The Triangle Player enters and introduces the play. The Black Prince
enters, followed by Bold Slasher, who offers a challenge. The Prince
takes it up, they fight, and the prince falls wounded. His defeat is
lamented by the Old Lady. She calls a Doctor and interrogates him
about his travels and cures. The Doctor cures the Prince, and the play
ends with a song.
Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671)
Perf. about 1907; Col. late 1960s
*Text; Mummering; Play; Triangle Player; Black Prince; Black Prince of Paradise; Bold Slasher; Old Lady; Doctor; Harmonica Player; George
Roy A. Harris (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00753;
N.T.M.C. Research Group Collection
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.